Five Forks, South Carolina Population 2024

17,785

Five Forks is a city located in Greenville County, Laurens County, and Spartanburg County South Carolina. Five Forks has a 2024 population of 17,785. Five Forks is currently declining at a rate of -2.22% annually and its population has decreased by -8.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,399 in 2020.

The average household income in Five Forks is $160,957 with a poverty rate of 2.23%. The median age in Five Forks is 36.6 years: 33.7 years for males, and 41.4 years for females.

Five Forks Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Five Forks was:

  • White: 78.76%
  • Black or African American: 6.56%
  • Asian: 6.44%
  • Other race: 4.18%
  • Two or more races: 3.9%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
7.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,349.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.32% (-1,614)
The current population of Five Forks, South Carolina is 17,785 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 19,399.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,64378.76%
Black or African American1,2206.56%
Asian1,1976.44%
Other race7784.18%
Two or more races7253.9%
Native American290.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Five Forks Population by Race

Five Forks Population Pyramid 2024

Five Forks Median Age

36.6

Total

33.7

Male

41.4

Female

Five Forks Adults

There are 13,026 adults, (2,145 of whom are seniors) in Five Forks.

Five Forks Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Five Forks Sex Ratio

Female8,98348.32%
Male9,60951.68%

Five Forks Population by Age

Five Forks Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,192389.710.3
Married4,5533.4293.36.7
Non Family9871.171.628.4
Female454395.84.2
Male1982.982.817.2

3.33

Average Family Size

3

Average Household Size

89.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Five Forks Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1381.15%
Associates Degree9788.12%
Bachelors Degree4,79339.8%
Graduate Degree2,84723.64%
High School Graduate1,38411.49%
Less Than 9th Grade730.61%
Some College1,82915.19%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Five Forks Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Five Forks Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White9,4529,4016,136
Asian779713623
Black766764255
Hispanic632559394
2+ Races392392268
Other Race376357226
Native American151512

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 80%.

Five Forks Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$91,502$106,982$52,308
Graduate Degree$100,303$108,859$72,000
High School Graduate$50,516$51,708$0
Less Than 9th Grade$25,153$25,153$0
Overall$77,321$100,075$52,395
Some College$58,271$72,218$41,042

$77,321

Average Earnings

$100,075

Average Male

$52,395

Average Female

Five Forks Earnings by Educational Attainment

Five Forks Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Five Forks Language

86.62% of Five Forks residents speak only English, while 13.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.8% of the population.

Five Forks Language

Five Forks Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White14,0452771.97%
Other70311015.65%
Hispanic1,126918.08%
Black1,219231.89%
Multiple72520.28%

2.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.3%

Male Poverty Rate

3.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Five Forks

The race most likely to be in poverty in Five Forks is Other, with 15.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Five Forks is Multiple, with 0.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.2%.

Five Forks Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.95%
Some College6.09%
High School2.82%
Bachelors or Greater1.57%

Five Forks Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed1.21%
Male Employed0.31%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Five Forks Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Five Forks Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$145,753$178,556
Households$133,750$160,957
Married Families$143,304$-999,999,999
Non Families$52,297$60,287

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Five Forks Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.3%

Male Marriage Rate

64.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Five Forks Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Five Forks Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Five Forks Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Five Forks Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,014

Number of Veterans

843

Male Veterans

171

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War523
Vietnam349
Second Gulf War175
Korea56
World War II0

Five Forks Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54539
65 to 74242
75+172
55 to 6461
18 to 340

Five Forks Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White8307.91%
Black10111.73%
Other Race4612.23%
Hispanic426.33%
2+ Races379.44%

Five Forks Veterans by Race

Five Forks Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Five Forks Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Five Forks Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Five Forks Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Five Forks Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

36.2%

Born in Five Forks

89.93%

Native Born

10.07%

Foreign Born

4.37%

Non Citizen

5.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.93% of Five Forks residents were born in the United States, with 36.2% having been born in South Carolina. 4.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Five Forks Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202417,785-403-2.22%
202318,188-404-2.17%
202218,592-566-2.95%
202119,158-241-1.24%
202019,3991,5558.71%
201917,844-160-0.89%
201818,0045042.88%
201717,5005713.37%
201616,9295313.24%
201516,3982251.39%
201416,1731,2228.17%
201314,9516454.51%
201214,3066534.78%
201113,653-487-3.44%
201014,14000%

Five Forks Population by Year